This Week in PNAS

A University of California-led team sequenced the genomes of dozens of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis isolates in an effort to understand the evolutionary history of the fungus — an amphibian pathogen that's had particularly detrimental effects on amphibian populations in the Americas. As they report in the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers found a great deal of genetic diversity amongst 29 B.

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Under a proposed spending bill, the US National Institutes of Health would see an additional $3 billion in funding.

Researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Sydney sequenced numerous platypus genomes to study their population history.

Robert Redfield, the new pick to lead the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has faced criticism for some of his work.

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